Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Norfolk County Council: easing demand on clinics

Like many areas, Norfolk has seen rising numbers of people coming to their sexual health clinics for testing. To help ease the pressure, an online service for the four core STIs has been developed. It has proved remarkably successful. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.

Oxfordshire County Council: working closely with GPs

Oxfordshire County Council has worked closely with local GPs to ensure women have access to LARC and the system is administered fairly in terms of whether it is the council or NHS that pays for the service. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.

Wigan Council: developing a new model in partnership with residents

Wigan Council has developed a pioneering approach to public sector reform known as The Deal. It is a new way of working differently with communities and stakeholders with both sides working collaboratively to improve the borough. When commissioning its sexual health service, this model shaped how the council transformed its approach. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.

Testing the savings around contract compliance and negotiation

Through the LGA Productivity Experts Programme, expert advice was sought around the methodology and development of approaches, processes and skills for contract audit of contracts, recovery of overpayments, contract management and financial procedures to test for potential savings.

Efficiency and income generation

Rethinking Health Provision | Delivery of Sexual Health Services in Leicester

Region: North East, Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands Theme: Health and social care (in OPE)

Blaby District Council: delivering affordable housing through joint working with emh group

The group has developed 439 affordable homes in the district across a range of tenures since 2008.

Watford Borough Council: housing supply joint venture

The primary purposes of the partnership are to encourage housing supply, particularly social housing, and to advance the objectives of the Council and Watford Community Homes.

Wakefield Council: Bridge Homes

The decision for Wakefield Council and WDH to join forces was a natural one. Wakefield Council has set a very challenging target in its Local Plan and WDH has a wealth of experience and expertise in developing new homes.

Eastleigh Borough Council: bringing skills and assets together to build in partnership

The partnership came from Eastleigh having an appetite to deliver new housing and having access to land and finance but without a development and housing management capability.

Gateshead Council: housing and regeneration joint venture

The project has allowed the regeneration of urban brownfield sites. The Council consistently relied on government funding to facilitate development of challenging urban brownfield sites for the last thirty years. This new joint venture model removed the need for government subsidy.